Writings from the Heart

The Surprise Party

Last week I threw my best friend a surprise party and it was a total success. I was so overwhelmed and heart-warmed with the way people stepped up to help make it a success. I was crying in the kitchen while I was cleaning up because of how well it went. That might sound strange… Continue reading The Surprise Party

Writings from the Heart

Tears

I’ve been holding in this cry and now I feel nauseous. It has to come out one way or another. I just don’t want to cry anymore. My tears at this point are redundant. They’re echos of the same pain, springing up from the same well. My heart is so heavy. All the time. Like… Continue reading Tears

Christian Living

His Reckless Love (Guest Post)

Readers, I am so excited for you to read this post by my dear friend Alyssa. Alyssa is a junior in high school, completely in love with Jesus. She is so wise and has such a gentle spirit, while unafraid to be real and speak the truth. So, without further delay, here is Alyssa's post: After… Continue reading His Reckless Love (Guest Post)

Christian Living

We Mess Up, He Cleans Up

Do you ever feel like you've messed up one too many times and there's no bouncing back? Or maybe you messed up once, but the thing you did was so bad there is no way you can come back from it. Like, all credibility is gone and your good deeds mean nothing. You messed things… Continue reading We Mess Up, He Cleans Up

Writings from the Heart

Mascara Stains

She has mascara stains on her pillow. Every day she runs into her room and hides her face in the pillow. She cries all the time and she hopes the pillow muffles the sound of her sobs. She doesn’t remember ever crying this much, but one day she found herself sitting on the floor on… Continue reading Mascara Stains

Writings from the Heart

To the Girl Who is Choosing to Wait

Beautiful Girl, I can write only about waiting because that is what I know. I am the girl, now woman, who hasn't and will not until she is married. So if you want to wait, you've come to the right place. I made the decision to wait when I was sixteen, but I was naive.… Continue reading To the Girl Who is Choosing to Wait

Writings from the Heart

Prayer

I close my eyes and open my heart. My knees bowed and my spirit lifted. The duty of an intercessor, I begin to speak. Thankful, I praise. Grateful, I worship. In my room and on my floor, But part of something more. “My Father in heaven,” But with me and in me. How can it… Continue reading Prayer

Christian Living

Bible Truth

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 If you could describe the Bible in just one word, what word would you use? The first word I thought of is… Continue reading Bible Truth

Writings from the Heart

Release

My soul is crushed. My heart is heavy. I don’t think there are any more tears left to cry, but still they flow. I want to be free. I need these burdens lifted. I just want to breathe. But I’d rather sit with my mouth shut. I’d rather wallow in the hurt. I choose to… Continue reading Release

Christian Living

When the Label Becomes the Lifestyle

Has anyone ever called you a Christian, as if the word rolling off their tongue was a bad word? Has anyone ever given you "the look" when you tell them that you're a Christian (you know, the one where their eyes are puzzled, their eyebrow is raised, and their lips are pressed together and the… Continue reading When the Label Becomes the Lifestyle